What’s the best part of being a Gallery Manager you ask? Well, opening a crate and finding three Marcus Kenney collages inside of course! We are really looking forward to this weekend when Unique Visions opens with a reception Saturday October 19th, 6pm-8pm. Local artists will be in attendance as well as featured artist Fred Stonehouse.
This group show featuring the likes of Julie Blackmon, Craig Cully, Andrea Heimer, Mark Hosford, Marcus Kenney, Will Smith and Fred Stonehouse is going to be the coolest thing in Nashville in the month of October and possibly all autumn long.
Gallery Manager Description of Show: Defining the often incongruent relationship between community and self, seven artists wade through social history and personal myth in works that range from painting to animation to photography. This eclectic mix of mediums is happily coupled with humor, sarcasm, and a subversive drive to expose humanity in all its beautiful, bizarre and grotesque forms. Expect rich and varied color against swampy backgrounds, quilted suburban secrets, eerily still interior spaces, and the unsettling side of familiar childhood relics.
As a special Artober event, Cumberland Gallery and Sideshow Fringe are joining forces in an evening event that highlights both Unique Visions and site specific theatre. Sideshow actors will create domestic tableaus around the works in the exhibit and perform those pieces Thursday, October 24th, 6-8pm.
About Sideshow Fringe: Actors Bridge has always taken risks on emerging talent. In 2011, the commitment reached a new level with Sideshow, a training immersion program comprised of 12 emerging artists. Each ensemble produces professional theatre events as a supplement to the Actors Bridge main stage season including the SIDESHOW FRINGE. Named Best Theatrical Youth Movement in the Nashville Scene’s 2012 Best of Nashville Awards, Sideshow is committed to pursuing innovative forms of theatre.
Both events are free and open to the public.